When you consume dark beverages, use tobacco, or eat certain dark foods there is a chance that microscopic particles can adhere to the faces of your teeth. If they’re not removed in a reasonable amount of time these surface dental stains can start to accumulate and saturate into your tooth enamel.
Periodically brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste can help remove minor surface stains while also maintaining your white smile between dental cleanings. Just keep in mind that the mild concentration of hydrogen peroxide in whitening toothpaste will not be potent enough to improve more significant dental stains.
It’s also important to always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before using a particular brand of whitening toothpaste. The ADA logo can only be printed on oral hygiene products that have been researched and tested to meet rigorous guidelines.
If you are dealing with more significant dental stains on the teeth in your smile, you will likely need Dr. Yong Park to professionally whiten your teeth with a dental bleaching treatment. This will safely and effectively whiten your tooth enamel.
If you live near one of our Washington clinics and you are struggling to deal with dental stains, you should call 1-800-823-0830 to schedule a whitening consultation at Washington Dental Group today!